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GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference: Addressing the Challenges of Pain Assessment and Management for Patients with Dementia
by Geriatric Scholars Learning Community Team - Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:50 PM

Please save the date for the GRECC Connect Geriatric Case Conference Series scheduled on Friday, April 21st, 2017, from 12-1PM EST. The session will focus on Addressing the Challenges of Pain Assessment and Management for Patients with Dementia. Free CEUs will be available to registered participants.

The registration and participation information can be found in the brochure below. The TMS registration link can be accessed by clicking the following link (link will be available at a later date).  In order to capture the attendance and provide CEUs to participants, please complete your TMS registration by Thursday, April 20th.

***Please note: EES is no longer able to register attendees after a training has been completed***


GRECC CBOC Pain Assessment and Management for Patients with Dementia

VA employees may receive CEU credit through the talent management system (TMS) by pre-registering using, attending and completing the evaluation posted in TMS using the link above.


When a participant clicks on the TMS Registration Link, they will be taken to the TMS Login page. After logging in they will see the Item Detail page for the item that they wish to register.  On the right side of the page there are 3 buttons: “Add to Learning Plan”, “Start Course” and “Register Now”. All they need to do is click on the “Register Now” button. (They should not click on “Add to Learning Plan”. This will add the training to their To-Do List, but it does not register them for the training.)


After clicking on the “Register Now” button a list of the dates, time and locations for the scheduled offering will appear. They can choose the one that works best for them by clicking on the “Register Now” button to the right of that offering. On the next page they click on the “Confirm” button on the upper right side of the page. This will add the training to their To-Do List and they will receive an email confirmation from TMS.


Location:    Adobe Connect: (available at a later date)

***Note: For tracking purposes, please use FIRST and LAST names when logging into Adobe Connect!

1-800-767-1750    Access Code: (available at a later date)

Audience:  The Primary Target Audience for this webinar series is nurses and doctors.

Credit/hours: 1 hour CEU

Program Description:
Pain is a common and challenging symptoms to assess and manage for patients with cognitive difficulties who often may have limitations in communications, but instead manifest their discomfort through changes in behavior.  The most effective strategy to pain assessment and management is an interdisciplinary approach, using appropriate medications, psychosocial interventions, and frequent follow-up to monitor symptom status.  This program will include a systematic approach to evaluating pain symptoms in patients with dementia or who are non-communicative. Specific strategies and medications and interventions will be reviewed so that participants will have greater knowledge and confidence in managing pain for older veterans with a dementia diagnosis.

Accreditations: ACCME, ANCC, ACCME-NP

Sean Gamble
Healthcare Education Specialist
(314) 894-6458
St. Louis, MO

Brian Hirtzer
Media Education Technician
(314) 894-6648
St. Louis, MO

This course is jointly offered by the Mental Health Service and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System.  You received this announcement because of your likely interest in the content of the specific offering.  Please forward this note to other VHA employees who might also be interested in this learning opportunity.

The Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System partners with clients in VHA’s program offices and Veterans Integrated Service Networks to provide quality workforce education and training that facilitates excellence in health care for our nation’s Veterans.  To learn more about EES and its programs, products and services, visit vaww.ees.lrn.va.gov (VA Intranet) or call the EES Customer Service Center at 1-877-EES-1331.